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A branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and help for recovery for somebody who has survived a serious injury or illness or an addiction, that will enable him or her to live a healthy and productive life. Programs and services can consist of: physical or physiotherapies, speech therapy and occupational training. [Adapted from Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] PRM is an independent medical specialty concerned with the promotion of physical and cognitive functioning, activities (including behaviour), participation (including quality of life) and modifying personal and environmental factors. It is thus responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation management of people with disabling medical conditions and comorbidity across all ages. [European definition of Physical and Rehabilitation Mιdicine, UEMS PRM Section General Assembly, Antalya OCT 2003]


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